ChE 805, Detailed Topic Listing

You are here

CHE 805 is the second in a two-course sequence on chemical engineering principles for non chemical engineers.  This sequence was developed at Michigan State University to provide a distance-learning option for continuing-ed students as well as students wishing to pursue a graduate degree in chemical engineering.  Topics covered in CHE 805 include dimensional analysis; laminar and turbulent flow; fluid friction; macroscopic mass, mechanical and momentum balances; microscopic (shell) mass and momentum balances; design of flow systems; steady-state and unsteady-state heat conduction, heat-transfer coefficients for forced and natural convection, condensation, and boiling; radiation heat transfer; design of heat exchangers; mass transfer by diffusion and convection; analogies between momentum, heat, and mass transfer; absorption, stripping, and extraction in packed columns and stagewise operations; binary and multicomponent distillation; extraction involving partially miscible fluids.  

A detailed list of the topics and lessons in CHE 805 is given below.

Topic 1: Introduction to Fluid Properties

    Topic Objectives and Proficiency Checklist

    Lesson 1: Introduction

    Lesson 2: Example on unit conversions

    Lesson 3: Fluid statics

    Lesson 4: Example on pressure calculations

    Lesson 5: Introduction to fluid flow

    Lesson 6: Example on Reynolds number calculation

    Lesson 7: Dimensional analysis

    Lesson 8: Example on dimensional analysis
 

Topic 2: Macroscopic Balance Equations for Fluid Flow

    Topic Objectives and Proficiency Checklist

    Lesson 1: Integrated Average

    Lesson 2: Example on Integrated Average

    Lesson 3: Macroscopic vs. microscopic balances

    Lesson 4: Macroscopic mass balance

    Lesson 5: Example on mass balances

    Lesson 6: Macroscopic mechanical energy balance

    Lesson 7: Example on mechanical energy balance

    Lesson 8: Macroscopic momentum balance

    Lesson 9: Example on momentum balances
 

Topic 3: Microscopic Balance Equations for Fluid Flow

    Topic Objectives and Proficiency Checklist

    Topic Handout

    Lesson 1: Derivation of Shell Balances

    Lesson 2: Simplification of General Microscopic Balances

    Lesson 3: Example Problem on Microscopic Balances

    Lesson 4: Applications of microscopic balances

    Lesson 5: Example 1 on microscopic balances

    Lesson 6: Example 2 on microscopic balances
 

Topic 4: Design of Flow Systems

    Topic Objectives and Proficiency Checklist

    Topic Handout

    Lesson 1: Design of pump and piping systems

    Lesson 2: Example on friction calculation

    Lesson 3: Example of pump and piping design

    Lesson 4: Example on correlations for forced convection

    Lesson 5: Example on isothermal compressible flow

    Lesson 6: Example on adiabatic compressible flow

    Lesson 7: Flow past immersed objects
 

Topic 5: Energy Balances Including Conduction

    Topic Objectives and Proficiency Checklist

    Topic Handout

    Lesson 1: Intro to heat transfer; Steady-state conduction

    Lesson 2: Example on steady-state heat conduction

    Lesson 3: Unsteady-state heat conduction

    Lesson 4: Example on unsteady-state heat conduction

    Lesson 5: Example on graphical solutions
 

Topic 6: Energy Balances Including Convection

    Topic Objectives and Proficiency Checklist

    Topic Handout

    Lesson 1: Local and overall heat transfer coefficients ( 11 min.)

    Lesson 2: Correlations for forced and natural convection ( 23 min.)

    Lesson 3: Heat transfer with phase change ( 20 min.)

    Lesson 4: Local and overall heat transfer coefficients

    Lesson 5: Example on natural convection ( 17 min.)
 

Topic 7: Design of Heat Exchangers

    Topic Objectives and Proficiency Checklist

    Topic Handout

    Lesson 1: Design of heat exchange equipment

    Lesson 2: Example on design equation for heat exchanger

    Lesson 3: Example 15.1

    Lesson 4: Example 15.4
 

Topic 8: Radiation

    Topic Objectives and Proficiency Checklist

    Topic Handout

    Lesson 1: Radiation Heat Transfer

    Lesson 2: Example on Use of Overall Interchange Factor

    Lesson 3: Example on Energy Balance Including Radiation
 

Topic 9: Mass Balances Including Diffusion

    Topic Objectives and Proficiency Checklist

    Topic Handout

    Lesson 1: Introduction to mass transfer

    Lesson 2: Mass balances including diffusion and convection

    Lesson 3: Analogies in transport phenomena

    Lesson 4: Estimation of molecular diffusivities

    Lesson 5: Example on binary counterdiffusion

    Lesson 6: Example on binary diffusion

    Lesson 7: Example on transport analogies
 

Topic 10: Mass Balances Including Convection

    Topic Objectives and Proficiency Checklist

    Topic Handout

    Lesson 1: Equilibrium partitioning of solutes among phases

    Lesson 2: Local and overall mass-transfer coefficients

    Lesson 3: Evaluation of mass-transfer coefficients

    Lesson 4: Example on mass-transfer coefficients in laminar flow

    Lesson 5: Example on mass-transfer coefficients in turbulent flow
 

Topic 11: Gas Absorption and Stripping in Packed Columns

    Topic Objectives and Proficiency Checklist

    Topic Handout

    Lesson 1: Continuous packed bed contactors

    Lesson 2: Application of packed column design equation

    Lesson 3: Effect of L/V ratio on system performace

    Lesson 4: Example on gas absorption column design

    Lesson 5: Example on extraction in a column
 

Topic 12: Gas Absorption and Stripping in Equilibrium Stages

    Topic Objectives and Proficiency Checklist

    Topic Handout

    Lesson 1: Separation by equilibrium stages

    Lesson 2: Gas absorption

    Lesson 3: Multistage crosscurrent gas stripping

    Lesson 4: Effect of number of stages on product purity

    Lesson 5: Multistage countercurrent contacting

    Lesson 6: Non-equilibrium contact: stage efficiency

    Lesson 7: Example on single-stage extraction

    Lesson 8: Example on multistage extraction

    Lesson 9: Example on multistage gas absorption: graphical method

    Lesson 10: Example on multistage gas absorption: calculation method
 

Topic 13: Distillation

    Topic Objectives and Proficiency Checklist

    Topic Handout

    Lesson 1: Introduction to distillation

    Lesson 2: Predicting vapor/liquid equilibria

    Lesson 3: Mass balance (operating line) equations

    Lesson 4: Effect of reflux ratio

    Lesson 5: Graphical solution: McCabe-Thiele method

    Lesson 6: Multicomponent distillation

    Lesson 7: Example on calculation of relative volatilities

    Lesson 8: Example on McCabe-Thiele method
 

Topic 14: Liquid-Liquid Extraction

    Topic Objectives and Proficiency Checklist

    Topic Handout

    Lesson 1: Introduction to liquid-liquid extraction

    Lesson 2: Graphical analysis of a single-stage

    Lesson 3: Solution for multistage crosscurrent flow

    Lesson 4: Solution for multistage countercurrent flow

    Lesson 5: Example of single-stage extraction

    Lesson 6: Example of multistage extraction